Eid St Mama

25 Sep

Like every year, celebrations take place in Deirmimas on the occasion of Saint Mama’s holiday and the Cross’s holiday. Masses are held at the ” Deir” the Convent situated on a hill and facing the mountain and the litani river. Villagers meet, talk and gather over a nice array of food that  many housewives have prepared. I have done few batches of maacroun.

There was also an exhibition of food preserves and artisanat, also prepared by the villagers. there were different kind of preserves: jams of different fruits, fruit preserves such as eggplant, quince, squash…. honey (I bought one, very delicious)… orange blossom water, rose water, pomegranate mollasses.




6 Responses to “Eid St Mama”

  1. Pamela Corey December 22, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    Thank you for these beautiful pictures! This is the village of my grandfather and I have roots there going back to the beginning. I live in America and have never been to Deirmimas but I hope to come. I also want to see my grandmother’s village in Safita, Syria. Thank you again. Pamela Corey from Pensacola Florida, Member of the Hourani family of Deirmimas. Do not know the last names of any of my other relatives.. Grandpa Sam took the last name Corey when he came to the US in 1900. .

    • Fragolina December 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

      thank you Pamela for your comment. Yes you should visit Deirmimas its a lovely village. My mom’s a Hourani. Have you ever been to Lebanon?? hope to see here, or maybe in the US. take care… Happy Holidays..

  2. Loulou October 9, 2012 at 3:56 am #

    Everything looks so yummy, especially the wara2 3enab! Lovely photos.

    • Fragolina October 9, 2012 at 7:12 am #

      yeah all is good. handmade.

      • Loulou October 11, 2012 at 1:54 am #


  3. George September 29, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    It was a great weekend with the Holiday and all. Your maacroun were amazing, it was the only sweet plate that was emptied in a short while. I loved the picture of the tomatoes, they look fresh and ready for a great meal.

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